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Comment Re:It's Science! (Score 3, Interesting) 132

So, have extrasolar sunspots been observed before?

I assume sunspots are far better understood than planetary formation

Not necessarily so. The cause of sunspots is mostly understood, but this discovery is significant because it shows that starspots occur on stars with no known planets, thus providing the start of a refutation of the "Jupiter effect" in solar activity.

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Submission + - WGA used to bust conterfiet operation (msdn.com)

neil.orourke writes: The WGA team at Microsoft are quite happy with the results of a conterfiet bust in China. From the article: "The bust by the Chinese Public Security Bureau (PSB) in cooperation with the FBI and help from Microsoft and others was of a syndicate, headquartered in China's Southern Guangdong province that is estimated to have sold more than $2 billion in counterfeit Microsoft software in 27 countries."

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